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The purpose of Internet use in school is to raise educational standards, to promote pupil achievement, to support the professional work of staff and to enhance the school’s management functions.

The Internet is a vital tool in our school’s aim of delivering a rich, balanced and exciting curriculum. With more and more children accessing the Internet outside school and as part of a social context, we have a duty to support pupils in becoming competent and safe users of this technology. The Internet brings many benefits to education for both pupils and staff. Pupils need to learn the importance of checking reliability and accuracy of information they obtain from digital sources.

Security of the school’s information systems will be regularly reviewed, and pupils will be taught the information that can be safely shared with others. Anonymous images of pupils will be used where appropriate, and with parental permission. Although social networking does not feature as part of our curriculum use, pupils will be taught how to use it safely and appropriately as part of their e-Safety education. Internet access is filtered to ensure that content is appropriate to the age and maturity of the pupils, and new technologies are carefully assessed for educational benefits before their introduction into school. Personal data will be recorded, processed, transferred and made available according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR regulations.

Our academy’s staff and children have recently been working with Simon Finch, local e-safety and digital literacy expert based in the north east. His website, http://simfinuk.co.uk, collates e-safety information for parents and children and is an excellent source of knowledge to keep up-to-date on all things e-safety.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.